Weekend Picks 11/21-11/23

Treat yourself this pre-Thanksgiving weekend! Here’s the rundown of Atlanta’s shows:

Friday, November 21st

Farewell Drifters at Eddie’s Attic

With their acoustic instrumentation and the anthemic thrust of their songwriting, the Farewell Drifters find themselves in the midst of what’s bound to go down in the annals of popular music history as an era-defining, youthful folk-rock boom. But the Drifters aren’t content simply to stomp, strum and sing with gusto. They bring a unique Brian Wilson-like sensibility to the movement, with intricately arranged harmonies and atmospheric, string-swathed studio shading that is newly showcased on Tomorrow Forever, the quartet’s first album for their new label Compass Records. Read our exclusive interview with lead singer Zach here!

General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Table seats are $18.75 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 5pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 6pm on the day of the show.


Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness w/ Fences at Center Stage

Andrew started writing music at the age of nine. By his sophomore year of High School Andrew began his first band which would eventually morph into the well loved Drive Thru Records act, Something Corporate. After three albums and a non stop tour schedule Andrew returned home to write his first solo album under the moniker Jack’s Mannequin. Soon after the completion of “Everything in Transit” Andrew was sidelined by a Leukemia diagnosis. Thanks to a stem cell transplant from his sister, he was able to get back to his music, creating two more Jack’s albums before retiring the moniker in 2012. He now travels under his own name, writing solo material and performing live as well as penning songs for other artists and heading the Dear Jack Foundation, an organization dedicated to causes impacting young adults with cancer.

Tickets are $26 in advance, $28 day of show. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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The Howling Tongues w/ Modoc at Vinyl

The Howling Tongues are creating a movement and revival in the music scene. Bringing back the roots of Rock & Roll with loud guitar amps, giant kick drums, fuzzy bass tones, over-driven organ, and raspy vocals. Heavily influenced by Classic Rock bands like Led Zeppelin and The Who, but intrigued by Modern Rock bands The Raconteurs, Band of Skulls, and Black Keys. The Howling Tongues found their niche in their world of music and their “Take No Prisoners” live show proves that Rock & Roll isn’t dead.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Online and phone sales close at 6pm day of show. Doors open at 8pm.


The Great Peacock w/ Cute Boots at The EARL

After half a decade spinning wheels on the Great American Highway, through the brutal heartbreaks and dire sacrifices that come with chasing the mythical rock & roll dragon, Great Peacock’s Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd have finally eased up on the throttle. Like rock & roll as it transitioned from the erratic abandon of the late ’60s to the country-tinged storytelling of the early ’70s—donning cowboy boots and dipping its bucket in the well of American folk music—they’ve put their electric guitars back in the case, rolled their stacks back from 11, and let a serene hush wash over them. Their sound now? Beautiful, unadorned, moving—the bountiful harvest of a deep friendship and an unbreakable musical bond.

Tickets are $8. Online and phone sales close at 6pm the day of the event. Doors open at 9pm.


Saturday, November 22nd

The Muffs w/ Beach Day at The EARL

Kim Shattuck formed the Muffs with bassist Ronnie Barnett, drummer Criss Crass and Melanie Vammen. After three singles for indie labels Subpop Records, Au Go Go in Australia, and Sympathy for the Record Industry, which generated a large underground buzz, the Muffs were picked up by Warner Bros and subsequently released their powerful eponymous debut album in 1993.

Tickets are $12. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 9pm.


Anberlin: The Final World Tour at Center Stage

Anberlin have been a band for 12 years. The rock group formed in central Florida in 2002 and have released six innovative and sincere albums that have affected fans in deeply emotional ways. lowborn, the band’s seventh full-length, will be their last release .The end of Anberlin is not sad but hopeful. There is no animosity or drama, but rather a celebration of what these five musicians have achieved both in the studio and onstage.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 day of show. Doors open at 7pm.


David Wilcox CD Release at Eddie’s Attic

David Wilcox is a true American treasure. He has sold over 750,000 discs and has been writing songs for 30 years. He is known for his open tuning acoustic guitar, sawed-off capos, storytelling wit, and insightful metaphors. His songs are a strong elixir. Music distilled. David Wilcox believes that the right song at the right time changes people’s lives.

General admission tickets are $30 in advance, $36 on the day of the show. Table seats are $37.50 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 5pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 6pm.


Mannheim Steamroller: 30th Anniversary Christmas Tour at the Fox Theater

Celebrate 30 years of Christmas musical magic and 40 years of Fresh Aire with this milestone album from Mannheim Steamroller. Mannheim Steamroller 30/40celebrates 30 years of the debut of Mannheim Steamroller’s ground breaking Christmas sound and marks the 40th anniversary of the group’s first release from the iconic Fresh Aire series. 30/40 is a must-have for Mannheim Steamroller fans, music aficionados and those who love to celebrate the holidays against the backdrop of Grammy award winning composer Chip Davis’ classic Christmas and ground breaking Fresh Aire series sounds.

Ticket prices range from $37-97. Show starts at 8pm.


Sunday, November 23rd

ATL Symphony Musicians: United by Music at Eddie’s Attic

They are 88 professional musicians who make up the internationally renowned, Grammy award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. They strive to provide their community with musical performances of the highest artistic caliber as they proudly serve as cultural ambassadors for Atlanta and the State of Georgia. As the artists who sustain the ASO, the Southeast’s preeminent cultural institution, they perform more than 200 concerts annually – including Classical, Pops, Educational, and Family concerts. They take great pride in bringing music year-round in numerous venues around metro Atlanta and Georgia.

General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Student tickets (in person w/ valid ID) are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. Table seats are $18.75 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 3pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 4pm.



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